Iowa State Fair

Concrete Statue

August 15, 2021

Thirty entries from various artists were entered in the concrete statue contest. Artists had the task of painting a retro camper to symbolize the rich tradition and sense of community at the Fair. Past sculptures included an elephant, pig, cow, horse, ice cream cone, Ferris wheel, state of Iowa, Iowa State Fair logo and blue ribbon. The concrete statues are in various locations throughout the Fair, August 12-22, 2021.

Individuals, clubs and companies can participate by completing the application with their proposed design. Chosen applicants then pick up a statue from the concrete manufacturer, paint it and return it to the Fair for display. Statues are judged on originality, creativity and overall look.

Novice Category

1st place

The Iowa State Fair is Out of This World

Shelley and Cambria Manning, Waukee

2nd Place

Life is Good in the Trailerhood

Michael DeDecker and Deb and Marty DeDecker


3rd Place

Berry Happy Camper

Darcy and Isabella Hosier


Honorable Mention (in no particular order)


Carter Cooley


“How Do the Francy’s Fair? We Go Camping!”

Sara Francy

Mt. Pleasant

“Family Road Trip”

James, Kayla, Skyler, Al, Donita, Robert, Meagan, Brayden, Adalynn and Greyson Breckenridge


“Ringgold County Twin River Tornado 4-H Club”


Professional Category

1st Place

“Fair Fiesta”

Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Sticks, Inc.

Des Moines

2nd Place

“Fair Hair- Happy Camper”

Pamela Kline, Kennedy and John River Rorebeck


3rd Place

“Buford Visits the Fair by Buena Vista University”

Ryan Harder, Megan McKeever, Morgan Walker and Amy Kinney

Storm Lake

Honorable Mention

“Christmas at the Fair”

Tina Montz, Missy Pieters, Craig, Lason, James and Rosalie Montz